Notice of Opportunity
Director (Federal Representative), the Forks North Portage Partnership
Looking to make an impact in the community? Here’s your chance. Downtown Winnipeg is facing some significant challenges due to COVID-19. The solution lies in finding great leadership to help navigate the community through this difficult time. Great leadership from someone like you to shape the future of Winnipeg.
MINISTERIAL NOMINATION OPPORTUNITIES
We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada uses an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, linguistic diversity and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.
One of the overarching goals of the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages is to help Canadian businesses grow, innovate, and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.
The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse, talented, and community-minded Canadians who are interested in the following position:
Director (Federal Representative - part-time position)
The Forks North Portage Partnership (North Portage Development Corporation)
The mission of the Forks North Portage Partnership (the Partnership) is to act as a catalyst, encouraging activities for people in downtown Winnipeg through public and private partnerships and revitalization strategies, and to work to ensure financial self-sufficiency of North Portage and The Forks. As a community development corporation, the Partnership acts as landlord, property manager, developer, facilitator, and community development advocate at North Portage and The Forks.
Through a diverse array of programs and activities, the Partnership strives to make downtown Winnipeg a great place to live, work, and play. Providing an inclusive and engaging meeting space is integral to the Partnership’s mission, but the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way people gather. The downtown community is struggling, and many businesses have closed. While these challenges will persist for some time, part of the recovery hinges on bringing people back to downtown safely. In the spirit of revitalizing the community, the Partnership is committed to finding innovative ways to connect and to taking the steps necessary so that the public can continue to enjoy the Forks and North Portage in a safe and responsible manner.
The Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba, and the City of Winnipeg each own one share in The Forks North Portage Partnership. The Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Canada), the Minister of Municipal Relations (Manitoba), and the Mayor of Winnipeg represent their respective levels of government as Shareholders.
The Shareholders provide policy direction and leadership to the Partnership’s Board of Directors, including direction regarding the general nature and scope of development, by reviewing and approving the 10-year concept and financial plan.
Each shareholder nominates three Directors to sit on the Board, and the shareholders jointly appoint the Chair, for a total of 10 Board members.
The Board, and you as a Director, are expected to:
- Implement the concept and financial plans for the Partnership as approved by the Shareholders;
- Act in the best interests and in keeping with the policies and principles of the Partnership and the Shareholders;
- Provide its Shareholders with annual financial statements of the Partnership; and
- Participate in regular Board meetings, related sub-committee meetings, and the annual public meeting.
Further details about the Partnership and its activities can be found on its website.
Interested candidates must apply online to the following email address: email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on July 15, 2021. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. This Notice of Opportunity will remain until a candidate has been chosen. Each candidate should provide a copy of their resume and a cover letter of no more than three pages briefly outlining how they are qualified for the position.
Rates of pay:
$350.00 per board meeting (approximately once per month)
$175.00 per board sub-committee meeting (as scheduled)
Position Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba (currently working remotely due to public health measures)
Official Languages and Diversity
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and members of racialized communities. You are therefore encouraged to indicate in your application your ability to speak and understand your second official language, as well as to self-identify as one or more of the aforementioned groups.
The following criteria may be used in assessing the qualifications of candidates for these positions. Verification of these criteria may be validated using a variety of methods including references, interviews, etc. Interviews will take place virtually due to public health measures.
Education and Experience
- A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training, and/or experience;
- Experience with economic and community development issues and approaches in downtown Winnipeg;
- Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector; and
- A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is not required, but is an asset.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of the Forks North Portage Partnership;
- Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
- Knowledge of strategic urban planning and development, and investment planning;
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, senior government officials, as well as non-government and community officials; and
- Superior communication skills, both written and oral.
Proficiency in both official languages is preferred.
- Sound judgment
- Superior interpersonal skills
- Tact and diplomacy
- Strategic thinker
Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment
In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:
- Each Director is required to attend monthly meetings of the Board (unless otherwise scheduled);
- Each Director will participate on one of the three Board standing committees (Governance, Heritage, and Finance and Audit);
- You reside in or are willing to relocate to Winnipeg or to a location within reasonable commuting distance;
- All Directors are required to sign a declaration in keeping with the Forks North Portage Partnership’s Conflict of Interest Policy; and
- Each Director must have the ability to participate in meetings remotely via Microsoft Teams, due to current public health measures.
We thank all those who apply. Please note that only candidates who are selected will be contacted.
This notice is not intended to be the sole means of recruitment.
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